Hiccups are involuntary contractions of the diaphragm — the muscle that separates your chest from your abdomen.
The diaphragm also plays an important role in breathing. Each time the diaphragm contracts, it causes a closure of the vocal cords, which in turn produces the characteristic “hic” sound.
You can get Hiccups after a large meal, from drinking alcohol or a carbonated beverage or from getting excited. In rare cases, hiccups are a sign of an underlying medical condition. Most of the time hiccups only lasts a few minutes.
If your Hiccups last for more than 48 hours, go see a doctor!
Hiccups Cure Ideas
Sugar and Vinegar
Drip some vinegar on a sugar cube. Place the sugar cube in your mouth and let it dissolve slowly. The Vinegar irritates the nerves of the palate and stops the hiccups. Sounds worse than what it actually is!
Carefully stick your index fingers in your ears and gently move them around.
Drink a glass of water as follows:
Bend your upper body backwards as far as possible and slowly drink a glass of water using a straw.
Try this trick to stretch out your diaphragm, lay on your back, pull your knees to your chest and push on your belly with your hands.
An Orgasm is said to help!